Fun Stuff

Recipes FI

An Apple a Day …

Baked Apple Bombs 4 large granny smith apples, peeled and cored 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons corn starch 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 caramel candies 2 eggs 1/4 cup Demerara sugar

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mashup lit FI

Literature Classics meet Monsters

Last week I highlighted novels mashing together Jane Austen with monsters of one sort or another, adding a bit of fun with two titles fabricated by me. Hehe…. That post is here: Austen Monster Mash and the fake titles & authors

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Recipes FI

Squash It!

Autumn Squash Soup 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped (or 20 oz package precut) 1 tablespoon canola oil salt and pepper to taste 1 15 oz can pumpkin 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup apple cider 1 cup

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Austen mashup FI

Austen Monster Mash

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Jane Austen mash-ups are everywhere! By definition, a “mash-up” is a derivative work consisting of two pieces of media conjoined together. In the Austen world this was originally attributed to movies like Clueless and Bridget

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Recipes FI

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing & Caramel Drizzle A cupcake that offers the best of both worlds—sugar and spice. ½ cups Vegetable Oil 1 cup Brown Sugar 1/3 cups Granulated Sugar 2 whole Eggs, Room Temperature ½ teaspoons Salt ½ teaspoons Cinnamon 2 teaspoons Pumpkin

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Quiz FI

Which Darcy Saga Novel?

I have a confession: After all this time I forget which of my novels a particular event happened in. Shhh…. Don’t tell anyone I told you! Perhaps you can answer these questions off the top of your head, but I’ll never know

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Emmys2014

Diss the Dress ~ Emmy Fashion 2014

On Monday night the stars aligned in Los Angeles for the 2014 Emmy Awards. I didn’t watch the telecast, but sure had fun checking out the fashion walking down the red carpet! So much fun that rather than write a

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Movies FI

Trivia Time: Star Wars

I am an avowed, proud Star Wars geek. Yes, I was one of those who stood in line on opening night, gasped in shock at “I am your father!”, and was blindsided by the Luke and Leia sibling reveal. I

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Pinterest FI

Pinterest Spotlight

You aren’t on Pinterest? OMG! You are missing all the fun! I confess to being addicted — just a bit — and suspect most of you are too. I currently have 51 boards on topics ranging from historical to fashion

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